Monday, October 26, 2009

Gadgetless

It is AMAZING how free I have felt being cell phone free during work hours. *shush you Crackberry n IPhone addicts - I still have my personal computer to play on during breaks*

Up until a year ago, my cell would only ring or beep during work hours if it was an emergency or a doctor's office. Then a friend came into my life and she would text nonstop - and if you didn't answer, then OMG you didn't like her or you were mad. I started to get in the habit of keeping my phone in my pocket or tucked into my bra strap so that I could stay in constant contact. I was also guilty of encouraging this day time chatter because I swear I have undiagnosed adult ADD. I have to be doing at least 2 things at one time in order to really get much of anything accomplished.

The point I was trying to make is that I didn't realize how much of a nuisance that damn cell phone is!!!! Last Friday and today I have left it sit in my desk drawer and it is so nice to not have that added weight and burden to carry around (literally and figuratively). Now don't get me wrong, I couldn't go without my EnV3 - it is the only phone I own, but to not have to carry it around, to not have to check it every 10 minutes is wonderful.

What technical gadget could you do without or already go with out??

7 comments:

ShellSpann said...

I am the same way with my phone. I recently started leaving it in my purse and I only check it during my lunch break. It's hard to do, but I'm much more productive at work without having it glued to me all day!

Picture Imperfect said...

You brave woman, you! ;o)

I don't own a cell phone. I used to and you're right... it becomes like a weight, chained to you! And soooo demanding!

The day I got rid of the cell was the (re)beginning of my freedom!

Enjoy. :o)

~Penny

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Hmmm...heating pad??

The World As I See It said...

I could and have been going with out my Ipod

Charisse and Holly said...

I'm not too techy. So I don't have an iphone...and really no one but my sister uses texting. I do have to help you find some decent friends though. Sheeesh! Sometimes it takes me 2 days to return a call or e-mail...heck...sometimes it takes a week. They have got to get over it or find a new friend. Who has time for that? Have a great Monday. Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

Holly said...

I have a dinosaur of a cellphone...just enough to talk when I "need" it. I don't have much techy stuff. I recently discovered the ipod we have had for 3 years and I do love it, but I probably wouldn't miss it if it was gone either. Hmmmm....My hubby would be happy to lose the (my) laptop (he, he, he).

kys said...

I'm not too attached to my cell when I'm working. I have to keep it away from the kiddos or they will smash it to bits.